Is my son being poisoned?
April 1, 2007 6:42 PM Subscribe
Should my kids be taking fluoride supplements?
posted by bh to health & fitness (47 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I just found out today that my four-year-old son's pediatrician has prescribed daily sodium fluoride pills. The reason given is that we have a well at our house, and he is not getting enough fluoride in his drinking water.
Recommending fluoridated toothpaste or a fluoride treatment at the dentist I could understand, but is there any reason whatsoever he should be taking this stuff every day?
My gut reaction here is to immediately find another doctor.
If it makes any difference, he has had a full set of teeth since he was one, and they are all perfectly aligned, white and shiny.
So, hive mind, am I overreacting here?